2023 has really been a rough year, and we are just two months in. One of Canada’s most prominent and talented cinema and television icons, Gordon Pinsent, haa passed away at 92 years old. The Newfoundland native who began his career back in the ’40s have bid farewell to his family, friends, and fans.
Gordon Pinsent reportedly died peacefully in his sleep in his home in Canada. With the renowned celebrity’s passing already out, his family released an official statement written by his son-in-law actor Peter Keleghan.
“Gordon Pinsent’s daughters Leah, and Beverly, and his son Barry, would like to announce the passing of their father peacefully in sleep today with his family at his side”
“Gordon passionately loved this country and its people, purpose, and culture to his last breath.”
His long-time friend and actor Mark Critch also confirmed the actor’s death on Twitter. Critch, who have worked with Pinsent in the past, said that the Canadian actor was “the best there ever was”.
My pal Gordon Pinsent passed. I saw him a few weeks ago, his twinkle as bright as ever. I looked up to him as the Rowdyman but loved him as Porky Pinsent from Grand Falls. He cut the path the rest of us travelled. A household name based on Canadian work. The best there ever was pic.twitter.com/1s9yoE9Wml
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) February 26, 2023
Gordon Pinsent is a Canadian actor, writer, director, and playwright. He was born on July 12, 1930, in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada. Pinsent, who found his way in the show business, has had a long and distinguished career in Canadian film, television, and theater. His projects include numerous films and television shows, including “The Rowdyman,” “The Shipping News,” “Away from Her,” and “The Pillars of the Earth”. Overall, he has allegedly played a total of 150 roles in being in the industry for more than six decades. One of his most prolific and memorable performances is voicing the beloved “Babar The Elephant”. Gordon took on the role from the ’80s. However, in 2015, he finally said goodbye to one of his best works.Gordon has also received critical acclaim for his work as a playwright and screenwriter.
This includes his adaptation of his own play, “John and the Missus,” which was made into a feature film in 1986. Pinsent is considered one of Canada’s most accomplished actors and has received many awards and honors for his contributions to the arts, including the Order of Canada and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Arguably his best acting performance is his role in the 2006 drama film “Away From Her” which featured a devastated husband (Pinsent) who has a wife that is slowly losing memories of him. To say that Gordon Pinsent is a good actor is an understatement. Truly, the Canadian icon is a remarkable entertainer and will go in the books as one of the best in the industry.
We at Spiel Times offer our prayers to the late Gordon Pinsent. We, along with her bereaved family, friends, and fans, are hoping that Gordon’s soul may rest in eternal peace. Did you find what you were looking for in this article? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. For more content, stay with us, here at Spiel Times.
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